Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:26 AM
I am running Windows XP, and I have been using Symantec Antivirus 9. Recently, I decided that I wanted to get rid of Symantec, and use the free AVG software instead.
I have uninstalled Symantec via the Add/Remove function. In addition to this, I deleted all Symantec folders from my Program Files. After doing this and restarting the computer, I tried to install AVG. When I did this, AVG said there was still antivirus software running on my computer, and that I should uninstall the old software before installing AVG on my computer.
I've heard that my next step might be to go into my registry and manually edit out all of the Symantec entries, except I have no experience with registry editing and wouldn't know where to begin. For all I know, that might not even be the right place for me to start.
How can I completely remove Symantec Antivirus 9 from my computer? Any help would appreciated, thank you.